Wednesday 28 September 2016

Roy Carroll returns to Northern Ireland to play for Linfield

Published 24/05/2016 | 18:26

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll is returning home to play for Linfield
Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll is returning home to play for Linfield

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll is returning home to play for Irish League side Linfield.

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The 38-year-old, who is a certainty for Michael O'Neill's Euro 2016 squad, has signed a one-year deal with the Belfast club having spent the last two seasons at Notts County.

Carroll played for Manchester United between 2001 and 2005, and also enjoyed spells with the likes of Wigan, West Ham, Derby and Olympiacos.

He played in five of his country's Euro qualifiers, helping Michael O'Neill's side qualify for their first major tournament in 30 years.

The Blues are managed by David Healy, a former international team-mate of Carroll and Northern Ireland's record goalscorer.

Healy said: "I'm delighted to be able to advise our supporters that Roy Carroll has signed a one year deal as a player to take effect from June 1.

"He's obviously a player I know very well and he will bring with him considerable experience which will be of enormous benefit to the goalkeepers in our squad and indeed our entire squad.

"I'm looking forward to working with him once his international commitments are concluded in the coming weeks."

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